Obituaries

Obituaries

Bernard E. Fordice 1920 - 2009 Lawrence

Funeral services for Bernard Eugene Fordice, 89, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Monday at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 2104 Bob Billings Parkway. Private inurnment will take place at a later date.
Mr. Fordice died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at his home.
He was born Oct. 24, 1920, in Smith Center, the son of Russell Harrison and Eunice Parnell Fordice. The family moved to the Topeka area in 1936.
Mr. Fordice graduated from Seaman High School in Topeka. He was a Douglas County farmer and dairyman in the Lakeview area all his life. Mr. Fordice was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
He married Vada Marie Zachariesen on Aug. 11, 1944. She died Oct. 7, 1992. He married Geri Kueker on Sept. 10, 1994, in Lawrence. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Dawn Fordice Pawley, Las Vegas; two stepdaughters, Barbara Nonken, Lawrence, and Bonnie Neis, Eudora; a stepson, John Bartling, Kansas City, Kan.; two sisters, Willna Zweifel and Doris Davis, both of Topeka; three stepgrandchildren; and a stepgreat-grandson.
The family suggests memorials to Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund, sent in care of the mortuary.
The family will meet friends from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 W. 13th St.
Online condolences may be sent at warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Fordice.